This week the team over at iFixit took an early look at Microsoft’s new All-in-One computer, the Surface Studio.
They showed this early look off in their recent teardown article which reveals the inner workings of the new desktop computer that Microsoft unveiled last month.
The Surface Studio features a 28-inch adjustable PixelSense display that has a 4,500 x 3,000-pixel resolution with a 192 DPI, 10-point multi-touch, vivid colour profiles, and support for sRGB and DCI-P3.
It also features a 6th generation Intel Core i5 or i7 processor inside with either 8GB, 16GB, or 32GB of RAM alongside a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M GPU that has 4GB of GDDR5 memory.
There’s also either 1TB or 2TB of hybrid storage, 802.11ac WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, and built-in support for the Xbox.
It also supports the Surface Pen and Surface Dial.
In their teardown, iFixit actually revealed that all of this is pretty easy to repair, awarding it with a repairability score of 5 out of 10, with 1 being the hardest to repair.
Here’s what they had to say about it:
– The base is easy to open and home to several modular components—including the standard SATA hard drive and M.2 SSD—that can be replaced without disassembling the display.
– The entire display assembly can be replaced as a piece, without dismantling the display or the base.
– The RAM, CPU, and GPU are soldered to the board and cannot be upgraded. You may want to think twice about that 8 GB configuration.
– A few components embedded in the display (buttons, front sensors, and speakers) will be difficult to replace if they fail.
You can read the full teardown at the source link below.